A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you are able to get lots of things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with ease. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of things, you'll find a very intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The sole thing you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud website hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.